Library of Resources
We know that lack of information is a key barrier in taking a step to prevent child sexual abuse. That's why we've also made available a searchable database of the resources used by our Helpline staff as an additional tool for understanding child sexual abuse and taking actions to prevent it. While we carefully review each resource, inclusion in this library does not mean that we endorse or recommend the resource. Please review any resource carefully for relevance to your own personal situation.
To find resources, enter the title, a portion of the title or any key word to bring up all relevant resources.
Please note that we are always happy to learn of a new resource for sexual abuse prevention and invite anyone to forward resources to us for review.
|Shelter Safe: Organization||
Shelter Safe gathers information about domestic violence shelters and transition houses within Canada all in one place for easy access.
|Sibling Sexual Trauma: Organization||
Comprehensive resource on sibling sexual abuse for parents, those who experienced sexual abuse as a child, and people questioning experiences they engaged in as children. Shares information on what sibling sexual abuse is, the effects of the harm, statistics, and what to do next - including healing.
|Sidran Institute: Organization||
A resource for healing the various psychological and emotional effects of trauma to survivors and their loved ones, including treatment, support, recovery, and self-help.
|Social Media Policy Considerations for Youth Serving Organizations (Zero Abuse Project)||
Resource to help any organization that serves youth formuate a thoughtful and comprehensive social media policy.
|Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH): Organization||
Organization dedicated to providing information about sex addiction to individuals, treatment providers, and the general public. Provides counseling referrals for both on and offline sexual behavior concerns; trainings also offered.
|Something Can Be Done Guide (Without My Consent)||
Information on how to have your non-consensual pornography take down from online sources and from indexing within search engines. Topics include evidence preservation, using copywright infringement law, and other possible legal steps.
|Sparks of Hope: Organization||
Provides summer camp experience and other supports to child survivors of abuse and their families. Summer camps are based in Oregon but accept children from any state. Camp applications for parents of child abuse survivors and referral forms for professionals are both available through the website.
|State Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Numbers (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
A listing of phone numbers by state to call and report child abuse.
|State Liason Officers for Child Abuse and Neglect (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
A listing of liason officers by state.
|State Statutes Seach (Child Welfare Information Gateway)||
Searchable database of child abuse laws and policies by state.
|Statutory Rape: A Guide to State Laws and Reporting Requirements (HHS)||
A guide to state laws about age of consent, statutory rape, and reporting requirements for child abuse including additional information on reporting.
|Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation (SESAME): Organization||
Organization dedicated to public awareness and prevention to address sexual safety in educational settings.
|Stop It Now! UK & Ireland: Organization||
Our sibling site, Stop It Now! UK & Ireland.
|Stop Street Harassment (1.855.897.5910): Organization||
Organization that works to end street harassment. Offers advice on what to do in the face of street harassers, how to cope afterwards, state-by-state legal information, and a 24/7 hotline available at 1.855.897.5910. Available in English and Spanish.
|Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (988): Organization||
Crisis support and asssitance 24/7 for anyone feeling depressed, overwhelmed or suicidal.
|Support for Partners: Organization||
Support and information for partners of an adult survivor of child sex abuse.
|Support Group Resources (WCSAP)||
Resources, including webinars and guidebooks, on how to facilitate support groups for those affected by child sexual abuse, including survivors and their parents.
|Surivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP): Organization||
An organization of adult survivors of sexual abuse by priests and clergy, and their allies, addressing healing and justice. Chapters and groups in over 50 US cities.
|Survivor Manual: Organization||
Resources on healing and recovery for anyone who has experienced trauma.
|Survivor's Guide to Filing a Civil Lawsuit: Resource Guide (WCSAP)||
A guide to filing a civil lawsuit as a survivor of sexual abuse.